New body cameras coming to UNF police

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Several police departments across the state of Florida are giving their officers extra resources. University of North Florida's police will now have new body cameras. Six new cameras have been ordered for officers to use.

"Some things just raise a lot of questions and these cameras can usually answer them. The ones in the car have been around for years with JSO but our guys don't work in the cars. They're on bicycles, segways, and on foot," said UNF interim Police Chief Bill Strudel.

The cameras are Taser Axons and the six cameras with accessories cost the department about $7,000.

"They can wear regular suglasses. They can go on the ball cap, they can go on the epaulet, they had some that were only on the center of the chest, which limits, somewhat, the view point of what's going on. So, these guys will have an option, and girls, of where they can wear them," said Strudel.


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